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Some Surprising Benefits of a Roof Restoration Job

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A roof restoration job involves putting a coating over your existing roof when the shingles or metal sheets are not in good repair or when there are holes and leaks, as opposed to removing these pieces and installing a new roof. This coating is usually applied with rollers and your roofer may offer you a variety of coating options, including different colors. Note a few benefits of a roof restoration job versus an entirely new roof altogether.

1. Less waste

With a roof restoration job, you don't need to put those shingles or metal sheets in a landfill or have them recycled. The coating is put right over the existing shingles or metal pieces so everything stays intact. If you're very eco-conscious, this can be the most environmentally friendly choice, and it also means not having to risk roofing pieces getting all over your yard during the teardown process.

2. Heat reflective

The choices your roofer gives you when it comes to the coatings for a roof restoration may include those that are heat reflective. Lighter colors will keep your home from absorbing and holding heat, as may certain finishes and materials. This in turn can mean a more comfortable interior during hot summer months, and it can also mean protecting your roof's materials. Heat can soften shingles so they may be more likely to warp and wear out over time, but a roof restoration job will protect them and prevent membrane stress and heat-related degradation.

3. No irritating odors

If you've ever been around roofing tar while a new roof was being installed, you know how irritating the odor can be; this odor can settle into your home and take days if not weeks and even months to finally clear up. With a roofing restoration job, you and your neighbors don't need to be bothered by any odors or unpleasant smells that seem to linger long after the roofing job is over.

4. Insurance savings and safety

Some roof coatings may actually save you money on insurance costs, since they may be more fire resistant than a standard roof. This can be especially important for a commercial facility with a kitchen or other high-risk factor for fires, which often increases insurance premiums significantly. Even in a residential home, and whether or not you save on insurance costs, it can be good to know that your roof is more fire resistant and won't allow a fire to spread if one should start; this can keep your home and your family or other occupants safer overall.

For more information and options, speak with professional roofers, like those at Roof Plus.